There's trouble afoot for Mayor Thomas M. Menino. More specifically, it's the right foot that has been giving the 66-year-old mayor trouble.
(Bill Brett for The Boston Globe)
For the last few days, Menino has worn an Aircast on the advice of a doctor. While the mayor has carried on his regular schedule, he was not entirely forthcoming today when asked by reporters what happened.
"If I knew, I'd tell you," Menino said today after speaking to a crowd of teens at Boston University. "I just bruised it or something."
Menino hyperextended his right knee in 2007 when he stumbled as he hoisted the Red Sox' World Series trophy at Fenway Park. He underwent physical therapy for months before deciding to have arthroscopic knee surgery last October. The mayor's spokeswoman, Dot Joyce, said the mayor saw his doctor three or four days ago and will wear the cast until his pain subsides.
The mayor has not been following doctor's orders to stay off his feet and has not altered his schedule to accomodate his sore foot.
"He's still doing what he always does, unfortunately," Joyce said.
As the media today persisted, Menino grew tired of questions about his booted foot, answering sarcastically when a television reporter asked again about the cast.
"My foot's great. Get out of here," Menino said, shooing away reporters as he readied to leave the event.
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